The more I read about newer versions of linux, older ATI cards, and drivers, I’m probably lucky that I got a working display when I installed 9. There was obviously a fix in this kernel. The one you’re running is the only one currently available. Norel sh1vh wrote on When I boot from the CD I have a few options The other profile seems to not have the slowness but I need to confirm that.

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There are four possible situations: Do not use Sax2 when the proprietary Linux Graphics Driver is installed.

Attached a picture of what it is for me. Check that the radeon driver was disabled by opening the fglrx.

[ubuntu] need help installing ATI Mobility Radeon x driver on ubuntu – Page 2

So, I see only 4 possible explanations: This bug affects 14 people. Alright, well at least this has pinpointed the problem to a kernel regression. I can’t reboot yet until the alt CD is finished downloaded! Check the version of Ubuntu you have installed: March 11th, There are no drivers that can improve the performance of such obsolete card.


Now I remember finding a ati install file when I was looking ubnutu new Ubuntu 9. Since it’s closed-source, only AMD can work on it and give efficient support, and mobillty open-source community can generally not help you with problems.

ATI Catalyst Display Driver for Linux Driver – TechSpot

The vesa driver works out of the box. Lionel Dricot ploum wrote on After reboot image on external monitor has corruption on notebook LCD all fine. There are no ATI drivers that will work with your card and any recent Ubuntu versions. Radwon page has been accessedtimes.

None, the status of the bug is updated manually. It can be done with the following command: The screen that is displayed has a blue background with old “dos like” text displayed. Would you mind reproducing the issue, taking a photo of the screen and attaching it?


After a quick google search I read that I could type “sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg”. I downloaded the ISO for Ubuntu 7.

However 2 min after the display went unstable and the screen started to go black. There’s also a couple videos, probably too large to attach in bugzilla, but here’s launchpad links: I have a related problem with my ATI x, open source driver, and dual monitors.


So I tried to install the fglrx from the depot. The part were black “regain” some space over the green invasion is because I switched console but the keystroke was done 30 seconds before.

Maverick kernels can be ,obility on the kernel version page at the URL below search for maverick: It doesn’t look like it will be used in the distro until 8.

The Additional Driver jockey program is the bee’s knees. While i’ve seen it open on my Ubuntu There’s also some light garbage everywhere on the screen and the screen looks striped. For me, there’s no problem of course.